Weekend Brunch: Blackberry Pancakes

3 years ago
Is there anything better than pancakes for breakfast? OK. Maybe biscuits and gravy.  I honestly don't know anyone that doesn't like pancakes. Go ahead. Prove me wrong.
One way, and probably the biggest way, that I save money on food is by shopping the weekly ads. I plan my menu around the sale items. That's just one way to survive when you're a single chick food blogger. Anyway, my primary shopping joint constantly has unadvertised specials. I walked in last Saturday and blackberries were 2/$1. I had to rub my eyes a couple of times to make sure I was reading the sign right. Shoppers were walking away with flats of these things.  

Once I got them home I decided to search recipes for blackberries. I found a savory dip, which I made for New Year's. I don't know what I was expecting, but disappointment was what I ended up with. I'll find a way to salvage it. One thing I did know was that pancakes would definitely be a use for some of the blackberries.
I think everyone has a "go-to" recipe for pancakes. I have a couple. Some with ricotta, some with bananas, but my basic recipe came from good old Martha, er, Ms. Stewart. One day I would like to bake with her. Of course, I'd also like to cook with Ina and Marcella.  Did anyone watch the premiere of The Kitchen on Food Network? I very much enjoyed it. Wait. Pancakes.  
OK. I've taken a long enough break from Netflixing. Enjoy these pancakes on a weekend morning or they are the perfect treat for a snow day. Did I mention that it's -1 degree as I write this post? I'm not used to this….AT ALL. And it can stop now.  
Blackberry Pancakes
6 ounces blackberries, roughly chopped
1 1/3 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for the griddle or skillet
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 lemon, juiced
In a small bowl,  macerate the berries with 1 tablespoon sugar and the juice of half a lemon.  Mix well and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the milk, melted butter (cooled) and egg.  Next add 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt and finally flour.  Gently mix until just combined.  Fold in the berries and juice.  Cook over medium heat, flipping after the sides start to bubble.  
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